The past is no guarantor of the future at the New York Islanders, as they will determine the identity of their starting goalkeeper, depending on what they will see Semyon Varlamov and Thomas Greiss during the third phase of the plan of recovery of activities of the national hockey League (NHL).
The chief instructor Barry Trotz seems to want to keep his two masked men on the alert. Thus, they will be able to demonstrate their good will as soon as Monday, when the training camps will begin in the circuit Bettman. The more convincing will have the chance to push the shots to the Panthers of Florida at the beginning of August, during the series ‘ 3 of 5 between the two clubs.
“We’re going to bet on the guys who will be more ready and that can help us win,” said Trotz to the site NHL.com. I think the camp will decide who will be our guys confidence. I don’t think I can make a bad decision. Both have achieved success in the face of the Panthers and they have experienced the same kind of campaign. From this point of view, I’m going to leave.”
“They prepare properly until now, so I’m not concerned about them at present”, he added.
Also, the numbers seem to give reason to the driver. Varlamov has retained a sheet of 19-14-6, an average goals allowed of 2.62 and an effectiveness rate ,914 during the season. For its part, Greiss has maintained a record of 16-9-4, an average of 2.74 and a rate of ,913. Both present a balance sheet winner against the club florida, as the Islanders have beaten three times in as many outings in 2019-2020.
Except that it’s all part of the past, and it is necessary to resume the job effectively. It will be so much for the guardians as the position players. A few will have positions to win or lose.
“It is a preparation for the playoffs, but there is a process of evaluation to certain places and combinations. We need to start with foundations, and some of them are in the past, said Trotz. There is a plan based on what took place. And then, I think of the guys who were wounded or who have not had the year expected will have a chance to get a job, if they can get game time.”
“We fight for this first match, having in mind the elements of the past, knowledge of the present moment and what we need to do to beat the Panthers. To do this, we must ensure that there is someone to take every necessary function within our training.”